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Membership Information

Sandy Bay Yacht Club has approximately 800 members ranging in age from 8 to 95, and has enough diverse activities, both sailing and social, to please all. Some of the benefits of club membership include:

  • Access to the Yacht Club facility including Clubhouse, wharf and floats.
  • Eligibility to enroll in the Junior Sailing Program, the Adult Sailing Program, or Private Sailing Lessons.
  • Eligibility to participate in club sponsored races and regattas in several one-design and cruising classes.
  • Participation in club social events including chowders, weekend coffees, after sailing get togethers, dances, cookouts and catered or potluck suppers.
  • Club merchandise is offered for sale to Club Members.
  • Use of club owned sailboats, once you are authorized by club personnel, including Rhodes 19s, Bullseyes, and use of row boats.
  • Access to our Snack Bar for lunches - enjoy them in our waterfront rocking chair fleet.
  • Be a spectator on the waterfront to enjoy being around boats and boating and enjoy watching top flight sailing and racing in and around Sandy Bay.

One thing that membership does not guarantee, however, is a mooring or dock space. Our facilities as well as Rockport Harbor are small, and the demand for dockage or moorings is high. The Town of Rockport and the Rockport Harbormaster has control of all mooring permits issued, so one needs to fill out a mooring permit application at Town Hall. There is a waiting list, and the length of the wait is determined by the date of the application and the type and size of boat. You do not need to have a boat in Rockport or even own a boat to become a member of SBYC.

Types and Dues

Membership in Sandy Bay Yacht Club is very affordable, and the dues are age dependent. There are three basic types of membership - Junior (age 8 to 20), Senior B (age 21 to 29) and Senior A (age 30 and above). In addition, there is also a Family Membership which is for two parents/guardians and two or more kids (age 8-20). There may also be additional fees for boatowners (check with Manager for applicability). Currently our annual dues are as follows:

  • 2019 dues.
  • Junior Dues (Ages 8 to 20 as of June 30)              $92.00
  • Senior B Dues (Ages 21 to 34 as of June 30)       $157.00
  • Senior A Dues (Age 35 & over as of June 30)     $314.00
  • Family Dues (2 Parents and 2 or more Juniors)    $790.00


Membership applications are available at the Clubhouse
or may be mailed to you upon request. There is also an online version:

2019 Membership Application





Sandy Bay Yacht Club, P.O. Box 37, 5 T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966 USA
(978)546-9433 Clubhouse, (978)546-6240 Office

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